Crop Protection

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and marks its entry into seeds,... more »

Protect onions against stemphylium leaf blight

Onion crops are affected by many different types of plant pathogens and must be protected. High relative humidity and frequent rainfall (or irrigation) in Michigan favor leaf blight. Even in a dry summer, overhead irrigation... more »

Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board of directors. Meadows-Smith will assist the management team with the development of business models and... more »

California OKs fungicide’s new label for lettuce, other veggies

The EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) have approved a product label expansion for PH-D Fungicide for control of Septoria spot in citrus, Sclerotinia in lettuce, and Septoria leaf spot in stalk, stem... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mildew has been verified in Berrien County on July 24, 2018. The downy mildew... more »

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University studying fruit entomology and insecticide toxicology. He worked as... more »

Arysta sale to create fifth largest crop protection company

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fifth largest crop protection company in the world, according to a Platform Specialty press... more »

Jacto changes approach to its sprayer distribution system

Jacto has made a change in its distribution approach for its tractor-mounted sprayers from a two-step distribution system supported by a West Coast domestic warehouse to three direct progressive importer/distributors. Backpack sprayers will continue to... more »

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